Friday, August 28, 2015

Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B Robert -ADVISABLE

Robert, Na’ima B Ramadan Moon Frances Lincoln 2009. $8.00  NON-FICTION
This book tells all the experiences of a families during the month of Ramadan including the daylight fasting, giving to charity, the night of power, and the closing festivities. Features collage style illustrations that show lots of texture and color.
This book could easily be added to a world holidays collection. It sticks to the traditions and does not get into the religious reasoning behind the event, which is helpful for an elementary school library. The illustrations are big and bright enough to share with a group. I think I would have like it better for students readers, if the story followed a child more closely, why they were excited and their favorite parts of the event.
EL(K-3), EL  –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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